Paul Slentz Collection

Identifier: MSS.0397

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Scope and Content Note

This small collection 0.42 linear feet (1 Hollinger box) contains materials relating to South Africa and Apartheid and in particular to The Davis Cup tennis championship that was held in Nashville at Vanderbilt in the spring of 1978. These papers were collected by Paul L. Slentz while he was a graduate student at Vanderbilt during the years 1977-1979.


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Biographical Note

Paul Slentz received from Vanderbilt a Master’s degree in 1979 and a Masters of Divinity degree in 1998.

He was active in the non-violent protests concerning the hosting of the Davis Cup Tennis Tournaments at Vanderbilt University in the spring of 1978 and also in the Tenn Care Health Care Funding Crisis in 2004 and 2005.

He is a pastor in the United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.


.42 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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